Sri Laxmi Narayana Aithal
The Self neither goes nor comes from anywhere; neither He grasps nor He gives up anything. In the sky, coming and going of the clouds don’t change the pure and unpolluted form of the space. Similarly, the egotism, etc. appear and disappear due to delusion in the Self; and He remains eternally changeless in the extremely Pure Form of Awareness ( Nitya-Chaitanya-Roopah ). We have told, time and again, that the states and the egotism, etc. That appear in them- are not real. If we remember this, the doer-ship, etc, whatsoever don’t appear in the Self.
THEREFORE, I AM THE AUSPICIOUS ONE.
Thus, if we have the agreement of the three: the illustration of rope and snake, that of the dream and that of the reflection in the mirror; and if we construe with the Self, we observe clearly that there is neither any selfhood nor the world in us. As the awareness becomes firm, the Awareness that: ‘ I am verily the Supreme Auspiciousness ( Parama-Shiva ) who is Eternally Pure and Totally Consummate ( Nitya-Shuddha-Paripurna ) and who is the Unique Form of Existence-Awareness-Bliss’ becomes rooted in us.
Those who have the backing of this Awareness, their ignorance is got rid of and they rise in courage; their licentious behavior is avoided and they naturally have a religiously righteous behavior; they will get rid of indiscrimination and they will double their discrimination; sense of injustice, injury, theft, etc. will disappear and instead, sense of justice, compassion and interest in the welfare of all living beings will be got rooted in their heart; idleness will give way to steady habit of worrying for others benefit; and nowhere grief is noticed. But, they will witness the sport of the Supreme Brahman who is of the Form of Existence-Awareness-Bliss. Therefore, everyone should attain this Auspicious Knowledge: “ I am verily the Auspiciousness ( Shivoham )”. And, even if we don’t obtain this Knowledge immediately, at least, we must try to acquire the proper qualification for the Self-Knowledge.
(With this edition, we conclude this series of discussion on Entrance to Vedanta. We shall take up a new topic of discussion from the next edition of Atmajyothi).